At a morning rally at Tulane University in New Orleans, (Democratic U.S. Senator Barack) Obama pledged new resources to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina. He toured a local school and visited the Creole restaurant Dooky Chase, flooded in the 2005 storm but now looking as good as new.
Owner Leah Chase patted Obama on his stomach and told him, "Get a little gumbo right quick. You're too frail baby. We gotta fatten you up a bit."
With a big red napkin like that, Sen. Obama is ready to do some serious gumbo eatin.' The debate can wait.